Head coach Tata Martino has already confirmed he'll be departing the club once the season finishes, so Atlanta have to lock down his replacement. Boca Juniors manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto has long been the frontrunner and, according to Cesar Luis Merlo of TyC Sports in Argentina, ATL executives Darren Eales and Carlos Bocanegra are in Argentina meeting with Barros Schelotto. They are reportedly also meeting with Gabriel Milito.
Darren Eales, presidente del Atlanta United, y Carlos Bocanegra, director deportivo, están en el país para reunirse con Guillermo Barros Schelotto, el apuntado para suceder a Martino. El "Mellizo" avisó que no quiere verse hasta terminar de competir. También estarán con G. Milito pic.twitter.com/Fqd9kaoqqi— César Luis Merlo (@CLMerlo) December 3, 2018
Barros Schelotto, 45, played four seasons in Columbus, where he scored 33 goals in 102 regular season appearances and helped Crew SC to the 2008 MLS Cup title. He began his managerial career at Lanus, and took charge at Boca in March of 2016, where he has helped the storied club to consecutive Argentine Superliga titles.